Outlook for Brazil (Invite only)
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Stardust
   
   

Moderator
Clifford Sobel, Managing Senior Partner, Valor Capital Group; United States Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil (2006 - 2009)

Speakers
Marcello Estevão, Secretary of International Affairs, Brazilian Ministry of Finance
Sergio Silva do Amaral, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

Dramatic economic growth helped lift 29 million Brazilians out of poverty between 2003 and 2014, and the income level of the poorest 40 percent of the population continues to rise. However, poverty and inequality have declined at a slower pace since a drop in commodity prices plunged the country into deep recession. Economic woes were compounded by a political crisis. Now, with political stability restored, what lies ahead for Brazil? Please join Ambassador Sergio Amaral and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles to learn more about the progress Brazil has made.